Lail Vineyards J. Daniel Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

9.649 ratings on Delectable
$299.99

100 points - limited               One of Napa Valley's highest-rated Cabs of the 2010 vintage - Limited. Only 470 cases produced. 100 Points Robert Parker:  “Absolutely perfect and one of the monumental wines of my long tasting trip in Napa is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon J. Daniel Cuvée. I didn’t see this from barrel last year. Aged 20 months in 75% new French oak and representing 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from three vineyard sources: one in Calistoga, one in Oakville and one in Howell Mountain. Robin Lail and winemaker Philippe Melka hit pay dirt with a wine that has an inky purple color, an almost amazing bouquet that reminded me of 1989 Chateau Montrose when it was young. Sweet almost truffle-infused earth, graphite, forest floor, blackcurrant and black cherry notes are followed by a full-bodied wine with a hint of mocha and licorice. Superb purity, an incremental, yet full-bodied mouthfeel, and an extravagant, layered texture and finish make for the finest wine Robin Lail has produced to date at her winery. Drink it over the next 25-35 years."

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Ratings on Delectable

Darren Guillaume Delectable Pro

Very, very long finish. In line with Bond, as well as Diamond Creek. Definitely worth the price because it meets that expectations.

Very, very long finish. In line with Bond, as well as Diamond Creek. Definitely worth the price because it meets that expectations.

9.5

Eddie Gilbert Delectable Pro

100 points. Sho nuff! Bordeaux has got some competition. Bravo to Robyn Lail & Co!

100 points. Sho nuff! Bordeaux has got some competition. Bravo to Robyn Lail & Co!

9.9

Iris Ng

Excellent out of the gate, no wonder it's rated 100pts by RP. Can't wait to see how this will evolve over the years.

Excellent out of the gate, no wonder it's rated 100pts by RP. Can't wait to see how this will evolve over the years.

9.8

Nate Rose Delectable Pro

Wine Director Specs

Seriously. Will be released 3 quarter 2015. Breathtaking and historic.

Seriously. Will be released 3 quarter 2015. Breathtaking and historic.

10

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

This was my contribution to the 100 point Collectors dinner. Probably the softest and most balanced of the bunch. A love the Bordeaux style bottle - an abundance of earthy and fruit notes - I'd like another please!

This was my contribution to the 100 point Collectors dinner. Probably the softest and most balanced of the bunch. A love the Bordeaux style bottle - an abundance of earthy and fruit notes - I'd like another please!

9.6

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Great bottle of Cali cab. Thoroughly enjoyed...

Great bottle of Cali cab. Thoroughly enjoyed...

8.9

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

Well I am in love. I want to rent this wine an apartment and date it on the side! LOL

Well I am in love. I want to rent this wine an apartment and date it on the side! LOL

9.6

john&stacy brilliantmistakewines Delectable Pro

100 points. Magnum. Rockstar.

100 points. Magnum. Rockstar.

9.9

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Wow! Big fruit and beautiful nose but a huge departure from the Grace Family. Loved it.

Wow! Big fruit and beautiful nose but a huge departure from the Grace Family. Loved it.

9.6

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Pure silk. And it just keeps going.

Pure silk. And it just keeps going.

9.6